THE week off couldn’t have worked out any better for Group 20 grand finalists Tullibigeal-Lakes United.
Having already sealed their place in the September 22 decider last week with a surprise win over Leeton, the Sharks now have the added luxury of watching this weekend’s preliminary final at home.
Captain-coach Brent Pike said every TLU player will be in attendance on Sunday at Shark Park to watch the Blueheelers and the Greens “hopefully bash the hell out of each other”.
“It’s going to be a good game – Leeton’s been the form side all year but Yenda’s coming home with a wet sail and will be hard to stop,” he said.
“We don’t really have a preference for who we want to play in the grand final.
“We’re just sticking to our normal routine, training twice a week, getting to the game to watch our 18s and reserves run around, and also to have a look to see who we’ll play in the first grade.”
At this early stage the Sharks look set to stroll into the grand final with a clean bill of health.
The only fresh concern to come from the Leeton game was Jock Potter re-injuring his sternum, but Pike said the week off will do him “the world of good”, and he could yet be in grand final contention.
“There’s a couple of other boys with the flu but they should be over that this weekend,” he said.